Antonio (Tony) Provencio
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
Practitioner of East Asian Medicine
Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
East 2 West Integrative Medicine
Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic
Opened in July of 2018
NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
Diplomat of Oriental Medicine
NCCAOM is a national certification agency
(NCCAOM tests for competency in: Bio-Medicine, Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, & Herbal Medicine)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) – Hawaii & California
Licensed Massage Therapist – California
Hawaii Acupuncture Association – Board Member
UCSD - SPORTS MEDICINE ATHLETIC REHABILITATION – INTERNSHIP - 2014
This clinic serves UCSD athletes, treating many types of muscular and skeletal injuries alongside physical therapists and athletic trainers. Acupuncture in this setting is used to help rehabilitate post-operative injuries, sports injuries, and improve athletic performance by increasing range of motion, muscle strength, and tissue healing potential.
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTER FOR ACUPUNCTURE AND MOXABUSTION, BEIJING CHINA - 2014
Trained and assisted in a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) hospital setting in a program certified by the World Health Organization.
THE GLOBAL CLINIC, GUATEMALA - 2013
Provided volunteer community style acupuncture and Chinese Medicine medical services to the indigenous populations who had limited or no access to conventional health care
PCOM-SD (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego)
Masters in OM, doctoral candidate
Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine & Massage
Over 2,000 hours of training, 6 years
UCSD (University of California – San Diego)
BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Minor in Law
WORK & PERSONAL BACKGROUND
Opened East 2 West Integrative Medicine in Hawaii in July 2018.
Prior to moving to Hawaii
Worked on a cruise ship for about 2 years as an acupuncturist in the spa
Prior to working on a cruise ship
Had a private massage and acupuncture practice in an integrated clinic in San Diego
Born and raised in San Diego
Prior service USMC (United States Marine Corps – Reserves)
DoD (Department of Defense) Civilian Employee/Contractor (Engineer)
Sports injury progressed in to a chronic pain condition and obesity
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia – Western Medicine: unknown cause, believed to be an over active nervous system
Fibromyalgia often includes symptoms related to: Sleep, Emotions, & Digestion
In search for good health he begins learning about Chinese Medicine and other methods of natural healing. Once experiencing the effects of Chinese Medicine and finding an undiscovered and un-suggested method to treat his condition he continued to become fascinated and it fueled a continuous hunger that ultimately resulted in a career change.
Chinese Medicine is one of his passion, he also loves yoga, hiking, snorkeling, and the beach.
Antonio Provencio is a licensed acupuncturist in Hawaii and California, and he is the founder of East 2 West Integrative Medicine. Antonio graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) San Diego in 2015, he is currently a doctoral candidate at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. Antonio is also a board member of the Hawaii Acupuncture Association (HAA) and is active in pursuing activities that help improve patient access to acupuncture and acceptance of the profession. When Antonio is not busy studying, working, or caring for patients, he enjoys being in the beautiful nature of Hawaii, hiking and snorkeling are some of his favorite activities.